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Magnesium is essential and so is this book,
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Magnesium is extremely important for good health. Yet for far too many years this vital mineral has been largely overlooked by most doctors. Shockingly, most laboratory blood tests do not even measure magnesium status although magnesium is involved as an essential factor in more aspects of health than any other mineral. Since magnesium status is rarely measured, most doctors don't know when their patients are deficient in magnesium, even though about 80% of Americans are deficient in this essential mineral. And magnesium deficiency is a significant factor -- often the primary factor -- in many severe illnesses including heart attacks and other forms of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, fatigue, migraines and other headaches, osteoporosis, insomnia, and most cases of muscular problems. Because magnesium deficiency is largely overlooked, millions of Americans suffer needlessly from the foregoing ailments or are having their symptoms treated with expensive drugs (which often have unpleasant or dangerous side effects) when they could be cured with magnesium supplementation. This excellent and easily-readable new book by Dr. Dean (an up-to-date revision and expansion of her ground-breaking book The Miracle of Magnesium) discusses these and other important aspects of this vital mineral in detail. Everyone who is concerned about his or her health should acquire and read this very important book, even if you already own its earlier version. So should their doctors. And the vast majority of Americans should increase their magnesium intake by suitable diet and appropriate supplementation as Dr. Dean recommends. Those who do will very likely find themselves free of many ailments they may now have.
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Initial post: May 1, 2008 12:34:35 PM PDT
Deb B says:
I am reading some other material that mentions magnesium; however, I am certainly going to put this on my list of possible books to buy. This was a great review.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008 12:28:04 PM PST
Fineas T. Dogsnatch says:
I appreciate this review. It is very common to get some information about a particular mineral or vitamin or other metabolic compound and then run it as if it were the main or only factor associated with multiple illnesses, when in fact the modern 'diet' is deficient in a wide variety of important (and essential) nutrients important for proper functioning. Being associated with a particular illness in not the same as being a direct or major causal factor. I believe that Magnesium is critically important in muscle function, as in the heart, but the insane American diet with aggressive avoidance of fat, which is essential for a whole variety of functions, is strongly positively linked to decline of heart function. The heart runs on fat, as do the mitochondria, the little cellular energy factories. I take Magnesium (up to 1000mg daily) to ease a muscle tightening problem. It seems to work, along with other therapies such as massage, movement, physical therapy, etc.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2009 2:58:46 AM PST
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D. R. Schryer says:
While adequate intake of magnesium can indeed help prevent heart attacks and other forms of heart disease, as I noted in my review, another nutrient which is important for maintaining a healthy heart is Coenzyme Q10. In my review of Dr. Stephen Sinatra's important book Coenzyme Q10 and the Heart I pointed out that Coenzyme Q10 (often abbreviated as CoQ10) is essential for human life. CoQ10 catalyzes the formation and utilization of energy in every human cell, including cells of the heart and heart muscle. Fortunately, our bodies manufacture CoQ10. Unfortunately, some people do not manufacture enough CoQ10 to keep them healthy, especially as they grow older. Research has shown that deficiency of CoQ10 is the major cause of cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, and other heart diseases and these diseases can often be cured by CoQ10 supplementation. I highly recommend Dr. Sinatra's book about CoQ10 as well as Dr. Dean's book The Magnesium Miracle.
Posted on May 14, 2010 7:29:56 AM PDT
C. Ellis says:
I agree about the importance of magnesium due to personal experience but how do you come up with the 80% deficiency ("about 80% of Americans are deficient in this essential mineral") especially since you proceed it with "since magnesium status is rarely measured, most doctors don't know when their patients are deficient in magnesium"?
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2011 1:33:16 AM PDT
D. R. Schryer says:
The U.S. government has stated that about 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium.
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